LR005
Lake Piso (Cape Mount)


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Blue-headed Wood-dove Turtur brehmeri LC resident 1997 present A3
Black-throated Coucal Centropus leucogaster LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-billed Turaco Tauraco macrorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC winter 1986 3,900 individuals A4i
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus LC non-breeding 1986 500 individuals A4i
Red-legged Sparrowhawk Accipiter erythropus LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Piping Hornbill Bycanistes fistulator LC resident 1997 present A3
Black Bee-eater Merops gularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-spotted Barbet Buccanodon duchaillui LC resident 1997 present A3
Speckled Tinkerbird Pogoniulus scolopaceus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-rumped Tinkerbird Pogoniulus atroflavus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-throated Tinkerbird Pogoniulus subsulphureus LC resident 1997 present A3
Hairy-breasted Barbet Tricholaema hirsuta LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Campethera nivosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Melancholy Woodpecker Dendropicos lugubris LC resident 1997 present A3
Western Black-headed Oriole Oriolus brachyrynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
African Shrike-flycatcher Megabyas flammulatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia blissetti LC resident 1997 present A3
West African Wattle-eye Dyaphorophyia hormophora LC resident 1997 present A3
Lowland Sooty Boubou Laniarius leucorhynchus LC resident 1997 present A3
Terpsiphone rufiventer NR resident 1997 present A3
Western Nicator Nicator chloris LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Crombec Sylvietta virens LC resident 1997 present A3
Kemp's Longbill Macrosphenus kempi LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey Longbill Macrosphenus concolor LC resident 1997 present A3
Olive-green Camaroptera Camaroptera chloronota LC resident 1997 present A3
Swamp Palm Bulbul Thescelocichla leucopleura LC resident 1997 present A3
Simple Greenbul Chlorocichla simplex LC resident 1997 present A3
Plain Greenbul Eurillas curvirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
White-throated Greenbul Phyllastrephus albigularis LC resident 1997 present A3
Icterine Greenbul Phyllastrephus icterinus LC resident 1997 present A3
Green Hylia Hylia prasina LC resident 1997 present A3
Brown Illadopsis Illadopsis fulvescens LC resident 1997 present A3
Grey-hooded Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis NT resident 1997 present A3
Copper-tailed Starling Hylopsar cupreocauda NT resident 1997 present A3
White-tailed Ant-thrush Neocossyphus poensis LC resident 1997 present A3
Cassin's Flycatcher Muscicapa cassini LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-shouldered Robin-chat Cossypha cyanocampter LC resident 1997 present A3
Fraser's Sunbird Deleornis fraseri LC resident 1997 present A3
Mouse-brown Sunbird Anthreptes gabonicus LC resident 1997 present A3
Yellow-chinned Sunbird Anthreptes rectirostris LC resident 1997 present A3
Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-throated Brown Sunbird Cyanomitra cyanolaema LC resident 1997 present A3
Buff-throated Sunbird Chalcomitra adelberti LC resident 1997 present A3
Carmelite Sunbird Chalcomitra fuliginosa LC resident 1997 present A3
Superb Sunbird Cinnyris superbus LC resident 1997 present A3
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-and-black Weaver Ploceus castaneofuscus LC resident 1997 present A3
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus LC resident 1997 present A3
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens LC resident 1997 present A3
Crimson Seedcracker Pyrenestes sanguineus LC resident 1997 present A3
Chestnut-breasted Nigrita Nigrita bicolor LC resident 1997 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Piso Ramsar Site Other 76,100 protected area contains site 4,560
Lake Piso Multiple Sustainable Use Reserve Multiple Sustainable Use Reserve 33,914 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lake Piso Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 76,091 protected area contains site 4,560
Cape Mount Nature Conservation Unit 55,400 protected area contains site 4,560

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Piso Conservation Forum 2006
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Unknown -
Wetlands (inland) -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Piso (Cape Mount). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.